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California Institute of Technology Archives

The Caltech Archives were formally established in 1968 to serve as the collective memory of the California Institute of Technology. Our mission is to preserve and make accessible the institutional records, personal papers, documents, artifacts and pictorial materials that tell the school's history.

The Archives' unique research collections in the history of science and technology range from the time of Copernicus to today. They are available to the campus community for instructional and research purposes, as well as to qualified non-campus users by appointment.

The Caltech Archives' holdings include a wide range of materials, from manuscripts to photographs, to audio-visual materials, books, fine art, and artifacts.

Collection materials include:
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Caltech Archives
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Pasadena, California 91125
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Alternative Titles : Palomar Construction, Palomar Archives 2 and Palomar Archives 3 Description : Part 1 includes footage of all aspects of the construction of the Palomar 200-inch Hale Telescope. Part 2 includes footage of the 200" mirror, its grinding and cleaning. Follows the mirror through loading onto flatbed truck and transportation from Caltech to Palomar mountain. Part 3 begins with views of the site, vignettes on the engineers and proceeds to detail the contruction of the dome....
Topics: californialightandsound, Palomar, Mount (Calif.), Palomar reflecting telescope – history,...
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by E. Hoge; S. Zipser for the California Institute of Technology
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Description : Feature film about the building and use of the 200" telescope. Includes footage of Hubble, Humason, Rule, Porter, Max Mason, John Anderson, Marcus Brown, DuBridge, Bowen and technicians working on mirror. With sky picture and animation sequences demonstrating how optical (reflecting) telescope works. Source : 1 Tape of 1: Betacam (film-to-video transfer) Collection : Palomar Observatory motion pictures collection Rights : Public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Reflecting Telescopes--Palomar, Mount (Calif.)--History, California,...
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by California Institute of Technology
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Description : Focuses on operation of the Palomar 200-inch Hale Telescope. Part 1: Establishing shots. Exterior views of landscape surrounding the dome of the 200-inch Hale Telescope on Palomar Mountain. Medium shot and close-up of dome rotating and dome slot opening. Part 2: Long shot, medium shot and close-up taken from floor of dome. Astronomer consults with night assistant at 200-inch control console. Astronomer starts to ascend stairs to elevator. Night assistant operates controls that...
Topics: californialightandsound, Reflecting Telescopes--Palomar, Mount (Calif.)--History, California,...
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by National Educational Television and Radio Corporation
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Description : Covers both the history of the building of the telescope, especially the mirror, and the operation of the telescope from its dedication in 1948 until the date of the film. Includes footage of the casting of the mirror at Corning. Astronomers who appear in the film are Ira Bowen (who also narrates), Edwin Hubble, Milton Humason, Bruce Rule; also footage of Russell Porter and some of his drawings. There are voice-overs by George McCauley and Melvin Johnson. Source : 1 Reel of 1:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Reflecting Telescopes--Palomar, Mount (Calif.)--History, California,...
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by Burrod, Bill
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Series : The Challenging Sea Description : Documentary produced as part of the TV series, The Challenging Sea, produced by Bill Burrud. Documents work done by Caltech professor Wheeler J. North under Dept of Agriculture program to study California kelp beds. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Finding Aid for the Wheeler J. North Papers 1959-1999 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction...
Topics: californialightandsound, Kelps--California, Marine biology, Marine ecology, California, Wheeler J....
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by North, Wheeler J.
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Description : Underwater footage taken in 1959 by Wheeler J. North, then a student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, of the formation of a submarine canyon near Cabo San Lucas. The purpose of the footage was to study how such underwater geologic formations occur. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Finding Aid for the Wheeler J. North Papers 1959-1999 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Submarine geology, Cabo San Lucas...
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by von Karman, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Description : The reel is part of a series of footage covering von Kármán’s family, his travels, his meeting with scientists and technical footage. The films were made by von Kármán himself or by family members and friends. Call Number : TVK-158-2 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Series Title : Theodore von Kármán Film Footage Collection Guide : Papers of Theodore von Kármán Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
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by von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Description : The Tacoma Narrows Bridge tests took place in the wind tunnel at Caltech -Pasadena- in the Daniel Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory. The video investigates the causes of the Tacoma Narrow Bridge failure with a model of the entire span constructed to 1/234 scale. The von Karman papers include minutes of the committee that asked von Karman to carry the tests. This reel is part of a series of footage covering von Kármán's family, his travels, his meeting with scientists and...
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by California Institute of Technology
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Note : Gap in program from 00:23:28-00:23:39 on Part 1. Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Dr. David Goodstein "What the Mechanical Universe is all About". An educational television program is being shown during the lecture and the speaker interrupts it periodically to speak about it. Film presentation through 00:11:39 on part 2. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
Topics: californialightandsound, The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by California Institute of Technology; National Public Radio
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Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took to the airwaves on January 20, 1988. The program was aired...
Topics: californialightandsound, Air Talk: The Caltech Edition
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by California Institute of Technology
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : The speaker is Robert R. Wark, Director of Art Collections at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and instructor of art history at Caltech. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by California Institute of Technology
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Note: Video Noise Visible. Audio and video levels vary, White levels are high and clipped. Portions of programming did not contain captions. Description: The coverage of the construction, preparation and parading of the Caltech Centennial Float during the 1991 Rose Parade in Pasadena. Call number: VHS 3 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape
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by Deverell, William
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Description: William Deverell, historian of the American West of the 19th and 20th century, describes how Los Angeles became a self-conscious 'City of the Future' by whitewashing a Mexican past. Call number: VHS 2 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description: A lecture on the shift of black voters from the Republican to the Democratic party in the 1930s in the Los Angeles area. Call number: VHS 1 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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by von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Description : The reel is part of a series of footage covering von Kármán's family, his travels, his meeting with scientists and technical footage. The films were made by von Kármán himself or by family members and friends. Call Number : TVK-162-2 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Series Title : Theodore von Kármán Film Footage Collection Guide : Papers of Theodore von Kármán Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
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Note : Program begins at 00:04:32. Another program can be heard faintly under primary program. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Title : Linus Pauling and the Twentieth Century Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Air Talk: The Caltech Edition
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by California Institute of Technology
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Note : Program level varies as on original tape. Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : The speaker is Dr. Kip S. Thorne, Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work...
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by von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Note : Einstein section at 10:16 is originally from another reel . This copy of the footage was incorrectly flipped. Description : The reel is part of a series of footage covering von Kármán's family, his travels, his meeting with scientists and technical footage. The films were made by von Kármán himself or by family members and friends. Call Number : TVK-161-7 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Series Title : Theodore von Kármán Film Footage Collection Guide : Papers of Theodore von...
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Note : Hiss and lots of background noise as on original tape. Some phasing and distortion throughout. The speaker on Part 1 is Amnon Yariv and the speaker on Part 2 is Carver Andress Mead. Description : Amnon Yariv is an Israeli-American professor of applied physics and electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, known for his pioneering contributions to opto-electronics.The semiconductor distributed feedback laser, a device used in the Internet's fiber-optic...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by California Institute of Technology
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Note : Program recorded at low level. Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : The speaker is Ken Libbrecht, Professor of Physics at Caltech. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description: William Deverell offers an early vision of the city of Los Angeles through history, cultural criticism and social commentary. He shows how understanding the Los Angeles of the 19th century requires grappling with the complex relationship between whites, especially those in power, and Mexican people, a Mexican past, and a Mexican landscape. Call number: AUDIO 04 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by California Institute of Technology
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : The speaker is Dr. Amnon Yariv, recipient of the 2010 National Medal of Science and Martin and Eileen Summerfield Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Caltech. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights,...
Topics: californialightandsound, The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Millikan, Clark B.; Millikan, Robert A.
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Description:  Dedication speech of the $2,500,000 Southern California Cooperative Wind Tunnel, owned by several aviation manufacturers and managed by Caltech. Professor Clark B. Millikan, its director, and Caltech founder Robert A. Millikan, were among the speakers. Digitized by Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 3 Discs of 3: LP Record
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by Cain, Bruce
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Note: Audio contains hum and static, has some warble toward the end, and ends abruptly. Description: Professor of Political Sciences Bruce Cain discusses how well over two millions immigrants arrived in California in the 1970s and 1980s, reshaping the profile of the State and affecting both its business and its social fabric. Call number: AUDIO 05 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Brooks, Norman
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Description: Environmental and Civil Engineering Professor Norman Brooks gives an overview of the floods from the larger rivers of California, how flood control works responded, and what damages occurred on the coast. Call number: AUDIO 08 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Class, Glen
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Description: Distinguished atmospheric scientist Glen Class painstakingly sleuthed out the myriad sources of air pollution that plagued Los Angeles. In this lecture, he discusses the complex mix of airborne chemicals that pollute the urban area of Los Angeles. Call number: AUDIO 09 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Centre Films
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Description : Footage of Gossamer Condor when won the Kremer prize with Bryan Allen and others. Call Number : Caltech 7-26.7 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : The Paul B. MacCready Papers ca. 1930-2002 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This...
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by California Institute of Technology
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : The speaker is Dr. Frank Press, Director of the Caltech Seismological Laboratory from 1957 to 1965 and Professor of Geophysics at Caltech. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
Topics: californialightandsound, The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Kanamori, Hiroo
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Note: Audio is distorted at times. Description: Hiroo Kanamori made fundamental contributions to the understanding of the physics of earthquakes and the tectonic processes that cause them. He developed the moment magnitude scale currently used to measure the strength of earthquakes. In this public lecture, Kanamori presents a general overview of the strength of earthquakes experienced and expected in California. Call number: AUDIO 02 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Sieh, Kerry
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Description: Kerry Sieh is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and an earthquake geologist. In this lecture he presents his studies on the San Andreas fault, which led to the discovery of how often and how regularly it produces large earthquakes in Southern California. Call number: AUDIO 03 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by California Institute of Technology; National Public Radio
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Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took to the airwaves on January 20, 1988. The program was aired...
Topics: californialightandsound, Air Talk: The Caltech Edition
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Note : Original film extremely warped at beginning. Description : Research carried out at the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at Caltech with en Eiffel type wind tunnel. The reel is part of a series of footage covering von Kármán’s family, his travels, his meeting with scientists and technical footage. The films were made by von Kármán himself or by family members and friends. Call Number : TVK-162-10 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Series Title : Theodore von Kármán Film Footage...
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by Brooks, Norman
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Note: Audio contains some static and a brief ramping up of speed. Description: Environmental and Civil Engineering Professor Norman Brooks discusses the unique aspects of sedimentation in regional floods, and the damaging effects of the high storm waves and high tides in California. Call number: AUDIO 07 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1/8 inch audio cassette:1 Tape of 1
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Description: George W. Housner was an eminent authority on earthquake engineering and National Medal of Science laureate. This talk - geared toward a popular audience- offers an analysis of the 1989 earthquake in Loma Prieta, California, and discusses what we can expect in the future. The lecture was given at Caltech. Call number: AUDIO 01 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1/8 inch audio cassette:1 Tape of 1
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by California Institute of Technology
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Note : Main presentation begins at 00:04:52. Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : C.L.S. Murray Gell-Man "The Search for Unity in Particle Physics" Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Silver, Leon Theodore
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Decription: Caltech Professor Leon Silver talks about the relation of crustal scattering to seismicity in California. Call number: AUDIO 06 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by California Institute of Technology
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : The speaker is Masakazu "Mark" Konishi, Bing Professor of Behavioral Biology at Caltech. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took to the airwaves on January 20, 1988. The program was aired...
Topics: californialightandsound, Air Talk: The Caltech Edition
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description: Glass photographs -many in color- of Southern California scenes. They include Pasadena views (homes, a school, a church), Mt. Lowe, poppy fields, sunset over the Pacific, San Gabriel Mission, Catalina Island, Los Angeles (Eastlake Park), hauling cotton in Imperial Valley, San Luis Rey arches, headwaters of Owens River.  Call Number: PH. 24 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph: 4 x 3 1/4 in.
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by von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Description : Laboratory test video of a normal composer flow. The reel is part of a series of footage covering von Kármán’s family, his travels, his meeting with scientists and technical footage. The films were made by von Kármán himself or by family members and friends. Call Number : TVK-162-9 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Series Title : Theodore von Kármán Film Footage Collection Guide : Papers of Theodore von Kármán Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected...
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by von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Description : The reel is part of a series of footage covering von Kármán's family, his travels, his meeting with scientists and technical footage. The films were made by von Kármán himself or by family members and friends. Call Number : TVK-159-3 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Series Title : Theodore von Kármán Film Footage Collection Guide : Papers of Theodore von Kármán Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Leroy E. Hood M.D., Ph.D. D. Sc. "Genome Initiative in the 21st Century" Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
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by von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Description : The reel is part of a collection of footage covering von Kármán's family, travel, scientists and technical footage. The films were made by von Kármán himself or by family members and friends. Call Number : TVK-158-9 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Series Title : Theodore von Kármán Film Footage Collection Guide : Papers of Theodore von Kármán Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
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Description : Footage of Bryan Allen flying Gossamer Condor at Shafter airport for Kremer prize. Call Number : Caltech 7-26.6 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : The Paul B. MacCready Papers ca. 1930-2002 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This...
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Note : Another program can be heard faintly under primary program. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Title : The New Era in Biology Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first...
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Note : Main presentation begins at 00:02:33. Content ends abruptly, incomplete. Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Barry C. Barish, Ph.D. "Science at the Supercollider" Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
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Note:  Inherent spots. Damaged original. Description: Glass photographs -many in color- of Southern California scenes. They include Pasadena views (homes, a school, a church), Mt. Lowe, poppy fields, sunset over the Pacific, San Gabriel Mission, Catalina Island, Los Angeles (Eastlake Park), hauling cotton in Imperial Valley, San Luis Rey arches, headwaters of Owens River. Call Number: PH. 1 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph:4 x 3 1/4 in.
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Description : Footage of Paul MacCready et al. testing HARP, balloons, etc. Testing done in California. Note on original film leader : HARP-8, July 4, 1960, Field Test. Call Number : Caltech 7-26.2 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : The Paul B. MacCready Papers ca. 1930-2002 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Title : Space Exploration in the New Millenium Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took...
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Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took to the airwaves on January 20, 1988. The program was aired...
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Note : Gap in Part 1 program from 00:21:00-00:21:21 as on original tape. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Titlte : The future of the Space Program Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition"....
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : The speaker is Dr. Bruce Murray, Jet Propulsion Laboratory director from 1976 to 1982 and Professor of Planetary Science and Geology at Caltech. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
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by von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Description : The reel is part of a series of footage covering von Kármán's family, his travels, his meeting with scientists and technical footage. The films were made by von Kármán himself or by family members and friends. Call Number : TVK-158-7; TVK-158-7a Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm Series Title : Theodore von Kármán Film Footage Collection Guide : Papers of Theodore von Kármán Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17,...
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : The speaker is David Politzer, 2004 Nobel laureate in Physics and Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible...
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Dr. John Teem "Why Don't We Have a National Energy Policy" Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or...
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by Mead, Carver
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Note : Content ends abruptly. Description : Carver Andress Mead (born in Bakersfield, California 1934) is a US scientist and engineer. He currently holds the position of Gordon and Betty Moore Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech. A pioneer of modern microelectronics, he has made contributions to the development and design of semiconductors, digital chips, and silicon compilers, technologies which form the foundations of modern VLSI chip design. Rights : Copyright...
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Note:  Inherent spots. Damaged original. Description: Poppy Fields-ft Mt. Lowe.  Call Number: PH. 8 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph: 4 x 3 1/4 in.
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by von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Description : In this reel (part of a series of footage covering von Kármán's family, his travels, his meeting with scientists and technical footage), von Kármán meets with Caltech's biochemist professor Henry Borsook . The films were made by von Kármán himself or by family members and friends. Call Number : TVK-158-14 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Series Title : Theodore von Kármán Film Footage Collection Guide : Papers of Theodore von Kármán Rights : Copyright status unknown. This...
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Note : Content begins abruptly. Recording on Part 2 is muffled. Beginning of Part 2 overlaps end of Part 1. Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : The speaker is Dr. Jenijoy La Belle, Professor of English at Caltech. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights,...
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Ronald W.P. Drever, Ph.D. "Gravitational Wave Experiments: Laser Techniques" Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:55. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Title : Evolving Brains Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : Gap in Part 2 between 00:04:08 - 00:04:15 as on original tape. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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Note : Program begins 00:05:36 on Part 1 and 00:02:45 on Part 2. Another program can be heard faintly under primary program. Audio level varies on Part 2. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Title : String Theory in the Millennium; Caltech's Architectural Heritage Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Institute of Technology Archives
by Rickson, Bill
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Note : Original film is faded to red. Description : Footage of Bryan Allen flying Gossamer Condor. Call Number : Caltech 7-26.3 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : The Paul B. MacCready Papers ca. 1930-2002 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks....
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Dr. Terry Cole "Sodium Heat Engine: A New Energy Converter" Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or...
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Note : Previously transferred from film to VHS. Tacoma Narrows Bridge newsreel at beginning of tape. "Wind Tunnel Tests of Tacoma Narrows Bridge Model" begins at 00:05:57. Description : Footage of Tacoma Narrows Bridge construction, collapse, and finally, testing of model in Caltech Wind Tunnel. It features also, William Zisch (manager of Aerojet) with navy, and other footage of the 10' wind tunnel, including Clark Millikan (Caltech professor of aeronautics). Additional Description :...
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Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : William A. Fowler, 1983 Nobel laureate in Physics gives the lecture "The Case of the Missing Solar Neutrinos" Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes...
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by Battjes, Carl
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Description : Footage taken after the Kremer flight. Note on original container : Nov 12 '77; Gossamer Condor; Carl Battjes, Portland, Ore. Call Number : Caltech 7-26.8 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : The Paul B. MacCready Papers ca. 1930-2002 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
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Additional Title : About Alzheimer's Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Dr. Elias Lazarides "Alzheimer's Disease: Aging Disease Comes of Age" Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of...
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Note : Audience questions at end of tape are inaudible. Series : The Earnest C. Watson Caltech Lecture Series Description : Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry, gives the lecture "Blue Copper Blood to Synthetic Cobalt Enzymes" Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity...
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by von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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Description : The reel is part of a collection of footage covering Von Kármán's family, travel, scientists and technical footage. The films were made by von Kármán himself or by family members and friends. Call Number : TVK-161-10 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Series Title : Theodore von Kármán Film Footage Collection Guide : Papers of Theodore von Kármán Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
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by Kirst, Michael
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Note:  Recording contains a high amount of static, hiss and background noise.  Description : A Caltech Burgess lecture analyzing the California State policy for children. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Additional Title : On Richard Feynman Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took to the airwaves on...
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Note : Content on Part 2 ends abruptly. Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took to the airwaves on...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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Series : Air Talk: The Caltech Edition Description : AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition". The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took to the airwaves on January 20, 1988. The program was aired...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette